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Marpole Street Scene

Marpole

Three bridges and a light rapid transit line across the Fraser River make Marpole a bustling gateway to Vancouver from the south and from the city's international airport. The area has a mix of residential housing, including low-rise apartments, and several major commercial streets, including shopping along Granville Street. Marpole slopes south from Oakridge into the Fraser River.

This area has a community plan that has been recently completed:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

It is believed the Marpole area was inhabited as far back as 3500 B.C. Two early village sites discovered along the north shore of the Fraser have been documented by archaeologists. 

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News in Marpole

Railroad crossing

Archived - CP Rail activities community update

Jul 22, 2015 – We are working with CP Rail and Transport Canada to ensure railway operations on the Arbutus Corridor are as safe as possible, while advising them of our concerns. We have asked for an operating plan and 48 hours notice when rail activities restart. Find out how to stay informed on CPR updates.

Snowy street in Gastown

Archived - Extreme Weather Alert cancelled January 22

Jan 22, 2013 – The Extreme Weather Alert (EWA) for Vancouver is cancelled effective January 22, due to improved weather conditions.

Initiatives in Marpole

Marpole street scene

Marpole Community Plan

Marpole is one of the city's oldest communities, and the one visitors see first when entering from the south. Because demand for new development is growing in Marpole, City staff completed an official plan to ensure that future growth meets the needs of the community.

Shannon Mews Park

Shannon Mews Park

A new 0.285 hectare park is part of the redevelopment of Shannon Mews. The park will feature heritage elements, native landscaping, and a natural playground.

The Pearson Dogwood site

Policy statement

The Pearson Dogwood Policy Statement (2014) guides redevelopment of the Marpole site at Cambie and 57th into a mixed-use community with health care facilities.

Cambie Street Corridor

Cambie Corridor Planning Program

The Cambie Corridor Planning Program guides long-term growth in areas along Cambie Street and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Marpole Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Marpole Community Vision Plan 21 MB

Community organizations and events

Streets and Transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.